In January, a month when everything seems a little bleak, one restaurant is asking us to step out of reality and into a timeless decadence. This restaurant is Miusan, it’s opening in Camden Town and anywhere that tell us we can leave our troubles at the door sounds good to us – it also helps that they will be offering 50% off during their soft launch (ideal for our January bank balance).
Miusan (a new temple in Catonese) will emulate the opulence of the 1940s opium dens of New York and Paris in the form of a sultry Pan-Asian bar and restaurant created by restaurateur and owner Chris Singam (Cottons Caribbean restaurants of Notting Hill Gate, Camden and Boxpark Shoreditch).
Split across three floors you’ll find a sub-basement dancefloor (DJs will play Wednesday to Saturdays), the bar and restaurant on the ground floor and a mezzanine level for private hire. With burning incense, dark velvet seating and thick, heavy curtains it’s set to be sultry and moody.
On the menu you’ll find king and prawn squid tempura with tamarind guava dressing; Jasmine tea smoked barbecued pork ribs with toasted sesame seeds and honey and griddled vegetable Buddha dumplings with soy and wasabi dip. Cocktails will make the most of fresh and fiery Asian ingredients including Lau’s Den Absolute vodka, sake, coconut cream, passion-fruit and lychee juice and Shanghai Alley – Reposado tequila, Maraschino cherry syrup, rice syrup, fresh grapefruit and fresh lime.
January needn’t be so blue.
Check out their website for more information on how to get 50% off when they open their doors.
Miusan: Opens 10th January 2017, 16 Inverness Street, Camden Town, NW1 7HJ, www.miusan.co.uk